03 Oct How Regular Cleaning Helps Combat Seasonal Allergies
Although allergies affect more than 100 million Americans annually, much of that population considers their symptoms little more than a nuisance. However, some individuals suffer from allergies so acutely that they cannot pursue their daily routine. Such scenarios indicate the need for recurring cleaning services, including professional carpet care. Fairfax, VA, residents can find these options through Smart Choice Cleaning.
A local and independently owned business, Smart Choice brings intelligent cleaning systems and ample experience to every job we undertake. Our team always aims to deliver results beyond customer satisfaction, and we offer a money-back guarantee for our services. Smart Choice’s home and office cleaning services can help tackle your worst allergy symptoms—call (703) 455-1440 today for a free cleaning estimate!
Below, we outline seasonal allergy causes and how routine cleaning can help alleviate such symptoms:
What Are Seasonal Allergies?
Allergies flare up when the immune systems reacts poorly to non-harmful foreign substances (such as pollen, dander, or certain foods). The offending substance causes a reaction after an individual consumes, inhales, or touches it. The triggers and response’s strength differ from person to person.
Some of the most common allergens that indoor cleaning combats include:
- Dust mites – microscopic organisms that feed on dead skin cells
- Pet dander – flecks of skin shed by furry and feathery friends
- Mold – fungi that grow in warm, moist environments and release spores
- Pollen – a powdery substance created by “flowers of seed” plants and triggers hay fever
Where Allergens Accumulate
Whether we bring them in on clothes and footwear or provide an opening through a window, allergens inevitably enter our homes. Some settle on countertops and other hard surfaces, but most end up in carpets and rugs. Their fibrous composition acts as an allergen magnet.
Moreover, disturbing carpets and rugs through movement can release the allergens they’ve previously collected. Once airborne, allergens can trigger symptoms like sneezing, watery eyes, and more. Yet routine and professional deep cleaning services can help mitigate these issues.
Carpet cleaning not only helps prevent allergens from accumulating in your home but also removes those present already. Routine vacuuming extracts particles that find their way in so they cannot become airborne in your home. That said, professional deep cleaning procedures—like carpet steam cleaning—are necessary to remove stubborn particles that standard vacuuming cannot extract.
Further cleaning steps can mitigate other allergen sources, particularly mold. Since they flourish in warm, moist environments with little airflow, mold and mildew tend to grow in bathrooms. Still, you can prevent mold growth in bathrooms by:
- Routinely circulating air through the room
- Wiping up puddles and spills
- Washing surfaces and items regularly
- Resealing grout
Professional Recurring Cleaning Services Available Now in Fairfax, VA!
Controlling allergies requires daily effort and careful climate control. Yet recurring cleaning services from Smart Choice Cleaning can help you to find relief from symptoms. Our team helps home- and business owners throughout Fairfax, VA, keep their properties clean so they can focus on their day-to-day concerns. Call (703) 455-1440 to learn how we can help and ask about a free property cleaning estimate!